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Maria Kanellis directly denies reports she asked for WWE release

Some of Maria Kanellis’ social media postings yesterday (Jan. 17) could be read as responses to reports she and husband Mike asked for their release from WWE. They were definitely intended to refute rumors about how the pair conducted their business with the company leading up to and shortly after signing in 2017.

But those didn’t silence the rumor mill, or Twitter & Instagram users adding to it. So Kanellis was more direct in this Instagram:

“I was not going to address this but I am getting phone calls and emails about it.

I DID NOT ask for my release. Speculation and rumors are running rampant. Someone is playing all the wrestling news sites. It’s a game. I’ve been in professional wrestling for 15 years and what I do in front of the camera will only be a small part of the full story. I have relationships with fans, talent, producers, and their families. I have been in the hospital when people have been injured and backstage to hug someone that just had a great match. I don’t need to stir up shit. I don’t need to put others down. I am an imperfect human that has learned from past mistakes.

Whoever is leaking rumors I pity you. And your desperate attempt for attention while disparaging my husband and I. I’m gonna take the weekend off of social media to hang out with my beautiful family and I suggest whoever it is does the same.

Social media is not fact. It is fantasy, a nightmare, or a place for bully’s [sic]. I want to use this for motivation to be positive everyday. I am still learning how to be a mom. I still fight postpartum depression. And I still try and become a better person everyday. I don’t need this made up extra stress. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and thank you for your support!!”

Will this stop anything? Probably not. But at least Maria should have a nicer weekend without social media.

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